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The #noboringbooks Process

Julie Broad
Julie Broad Author Interview

Self-Publish & Succeed provides readers with a guide they can follow to get write, publish, and promote a nonfiction book that sells. Why was this an important book for you to write?

There are some great books on writing and some good guides on self-publishing but there wasn’t a comprehensive guide on writing a book with marketing in mind and setting it up for self-publishing success. This is the #noboringbooks process for writing a book with the reader in mind, publishing a top quality book, and setting yourself up sales success.

What is a common misconception you feel authors have about publishing a book?

That writing the book is the hardest part. I believe marketing the book is actually the most difficult, and if you haven’t positioned the book for marketing success right from the start you’re setting yourself up for a lot of additional challenges and struggles.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given before you published your first book?

Focus on the reader with everything you do. If you focus on your goals and your desire to be a bestseller you become the product instead of the book and it puts your ego in charge. Your ego doesn’t make good decisions when it comes to your book. Your book might be about you, but it’s not for you. It’s for your reader.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

The inspiration and steps to write a book that will have a massive impact on both the readers life and the life of the author.

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You can write a book—anyone can. But if you want to write a book that people will want or even need to read, it’s not as simple as sitting down to write. In fact, that’s one of the biggest mistakes unsuccessful authors make.

Writing a book can be one of the smartest moves for your business success. But you need more than writing skills to create an impressive book that readers will love. You also need a plan to market, sell, and leverage your book into a new level of leadership within your industry to reach your professional goals.

In Self-Publish & Succeed, trusted best-selling author and entrepreneur Julie Broad shows you that writing a successful nonfiction book starts long before you write your first chapter. To write a book that boosts your brand, generates a profit, and makes you an influencer in your industry, you need the #noboringbooks way.

You’re about to discover:The reason why you’re not finishing your book—and how to overcome it.
Why most books are boring, and how to keep yours from being one of them.
Which editors you need to perfect your story and where to find them.
The one simple page that could generate thousands of sales.
Seven places to sell your book (and only one starts with “A!”).
Nonfiction doesn’t mean no fun. Write a money-making book that delivers meaningful impact. Self-Publish & Succeed is your step-by-step guide to writing, publishing, and marketing a book that will get attention, explode your career, and change people’s lives—including yours.

Voice Over Master Class

PETER BAKER
Peter Baker Author Interview

The Professional Voiceover Handbook is a comprehensive guidebook designed to help readers go from beginner to professional voice actor. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I have been a professional voice over artist since the 1970s, and since I am getting ready to retire, I thought I would put all my knowledge I have accumulated over the years into a comprehensive, fact-filled book to help people new to the industry hit the ground running. I have already created many video based training courses on voiceovermasterclass.com, and they have been well received by people, but the courses were all about types of voice work, or separate niche’s of the voice industry. This book really includes all the information from voice acting, character work, narration, as well as straight voice over work such as for commercials and so on. It shows how anybody who is prepared to work hard, and enjoys using their voice to set up their own business in their own home studio.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about being a voice actor?

Many people feel that voice over work is barking out commercial scripts all day, but nothing can be further from the truth. You can if you want to, specialise in recording just commercials, but for most of us it’s a very small part of general day of a voice artist. You are more likely to work on corporate or training scripts, or tourism duration, which can be very interesting, as well as audio books, so you actually get paid for recording and putting your personality on a factual or fiction book. Every day is different!

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

I want people to know that the voice is a very important instrument, and it can be incredibly flexible once they understand the exercises you can do to show what it can perform. This is not just in the depth or range of the human voice, but also in accents and character voices, and getting into the world of voice over can be extremely enjoyable and very lucrative as well. This book is a one stop information volume with plenty of facts and minimal waffle!

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This comprehensive book details how to set up your own voiceover business in your own home studio. With sections on voice training, creating powerful showreels, setting up your website and getting your first jobs in, the highly experienced voice artist Peter Baker will take your hand from complete beginner to pro as you work through the chapters. It really is possible to earn a yearly 6-figure income from recording a variety of scripts in your home studio, and you don’t even need an exclusive LA agent to represent you! Learn the insider secrets and efficiency shortcuts of a veteran voice talent who will share sometimes unusual but powerful techniques to attract interesting, often fun and lucrative voice jobs, including acting for video games, tourism guides, fiction and factual audiobooks, TV and radio commercials and much more!

The Professional Voiceover Handbook

The Professional Voiceover Handbook (Voiceover training 1) by [Peter Baker]

The Professional Voiceover Handbook by Peter Baker is a professional’s how-to, that for once, fully delivers. Author Peter Baker provides everything you will need to embark on a journey into voiceover as a new career.

There’s no holding back with Baker. He wants you to succeed and to join the ranks alongside him as a professional voiceover artist. That he loves his work and the field itself is incredibly obvious as you read through this book. He provides clear and simple instructions without making it seem as though he’s talking down to a beginner who knows nothing. He doesn’t just mention different types of jobs one can do in voiceover, he actually goes through several in great detail. For example, there’s a respectable chunk of text describing everything you might want to know about how to record audiobooks, even specifically addressing authors who might want to attempt to record their own books themselves. He’s not narrowing down his audience or excluding anyone; he’s written this guide as an open invitation for anyone to try out voiceover, not just those already dabbling in the field. Baker details every last piece of equipment you’ll need, as well as sharing those that he considers the best or most effective. He talks about the pros and cons of getting an exclusive agent versus going it alone as a freelance artist. He also discusses the best software programs to use, even going so far as to outline exactly what settings to use for different types of jobs. And best of all, he shares an extensive list of websites where a beginning (and honestly even a seasoned) voiceover artist can find trustworthy, paying gigs.

There’s so much valuable, practical information in these pages that I almost felt encouraged to pull out my own microphone and try to record a few practice scripts, just to see how I’d do. I love that you can feel the passion this man has for the work. Other books of this nature that I’ve read always seem to hold back just enough to where you might feel inspired to try but still not know exactly what to do. You won’t need a anything else to get started, and it’s not just the act of voiceover that he discusses. Baker even addresses the more business-related side of the work, answering questions you might have about client communications, how to handle payments and invoicing, even at times providing actual templates for emails that you can copy and use to get started right away.

This was a very easy-to-read book, written in a casual, friendly manner, and there’s no difficult technical jargon to slog through–as even the most technical parts he’s written are easily understood. I highly recommend Professional Voiceover Handbook to anyone interested in a career in voiceover or even anyone who’s just looking into it as a possible hobby or side hustle. Baker’s handbook and his invaluable tips and templates will let you hit the ground running.

Pages: 233 | ASIN:  B093QPD7LM

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Self-Publish & Succeed: The No Boring Books Way to Writing a Non-Fiction Book that Sells

Self-Publish & Succeed: The No Boring Books Way to Writing a Non-Fiction Book that Sells by [Julie Broad]

Self-Publish & Succeed provides detailed step by step instructions, along with motivational anecdotes, that will help aspiring nonfiction writers understand everything they need to write and publish a book. I was amazed at how defined all the steps were and how it literally takes you from ideation, to publishing, to promoting and selling. Author Julie Broad has provided authors with an informative authorship guidebook that provides easy to understand advice and actionable information with proven techniques that she has used for her books and other authors at Book Launchers.

Each chapter covers a new topic and each topic is like a brick in the road to self-publishing a nonfiction book, from start to finish. With an easy and conversational tone readers are provided with plenty of anecdotes from the authors life and experiences that help set the right expectations and puts readers in the right frame of mind to absorb the information that is about to come. What I liked about this book the most was that it provided detailed instructions on how to specifically put into action the advice provided in the book. This is a nonfiction book about writing a nonfiction book. I say this because, along with all the tips in the book, you get to see the lessons put into action within this book. From the hook, to chapter titles, and down to starting a chapter by grabbing the reader’s attention. All of this helps to understand the points being made and provides great examples of how to execute it. This is like having a full publishing seminar all in one book. Where the information is too dense, the author provides links and resources for continued learning outside the book.

The title of chapter one is, “The Life Changing Book”. This is can be a life changing book for any aspiring nonfiction author that is struggling to get started, has no idea where to even begin, or anyone that has the desire but needs a roadmap. Self-Publish & Succeed delivers specific guidance and encouragement all in a friendly tone and easy to follow process.

Pages: 239 | ASIN: B08R16WBPT

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Turn Words Into Wealth

Turn Words Into Wealth: Blueprint for Your Business, Brand, and Book to Make Money and Make a Difference (Turn Your Words Into Wealth) by [Aurora Winter]

Turn Words Into Wealth is a great book for any reader that wants to start their journey in entrepreneurship or expand the business that they are already running. The author gives actionable tips and pointers on how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to make money and relate with your clients. Every topic in the book is relevant, enlightening and explained in an easy to understand manner.

A great element about Aurora Winter’s writing is how diverse her topics are. The author writes with the intent of helping the reader learn how to make money, but she does not stop there. Aurora Winter goes further and talks about building relationships and paying attention to the people that we interact with. Not every energy that comes your way is good, she writes. Choose your partners carefully and know who you can be vulnerable with as there is vulnerability in business. The topic on building one’s brand was one of my favorites. Aurora uses many examples, including the Oprah story and discusses with the reader how you can build your empire from scratch. A brand is a story, she says. I enjoyed the discussion throughout this chapter as every example and solution the author gave was practical.

Even as an experienced entrepreneur and media trainer, Aurora knows that not everything can work. She writes about finding your spotlight and understanding your purpose. I appreciated how encouraging the tone of the book was. When talking about challenges she and other entrepreneurs have faced, the author makes the reader feel like they are not alone. Her ability to make everyone feel like they belong and they can be successful is fantastic. Aurora Winter knows how to convince one to stand up, dust themselves off and keep going. She is a great storyteller and gives great analogies when explaining a particular topic and provides real life experiences when presenting her theories.. The author is articulate in her explanations and gives real-world answers.

Turn Words Into Wealth has the potential to change you and your business. I recommend the book to all readers that have a millionaire mindset and every hardworking individual that is working to achieve their goals but needs some coaching to guide their upward momentum.

Pages: 228 | ASIN: B08VNMZDBN

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The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets: Cold Calling is NOT a Numbers Game!

The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets: Cold Calling is NOT a Numbers Game! by [David Walter]

David Walter will make you a great salesperson, help you strategize, and get every reader to think about setting up an empire just by cold calling. The art of cold calling is known by many, but not every entrepreneur knows how to go about it. Cold calling is described as the technique in which a salesperson contacts their target market, even before the target market express interest in the products and services they are offering. Cold-calling takes bravery. One has to be bold in this form of telemarketing. The author’s writing will give one confidence to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. By the end of the book, the reader gets to understand why cold calling works and why it is one of the best marketing strategies that one can choose.

David Walter is an experienced salesman, and in his book he also talks about his life, his disappointments, successes and lessons learned through his journey. One of the best things about book is that the solutions given are practical. The author talks about a problem, and offers a solution right after explaining the problem. His way of thinking is ingenious and one can tell that through the experience he has, David Walter is a great marketing and financial adviser. This book will help you invest in the right places. Every topic the author touches on, whether it is starting from scratch, coming up with an idea, looking for money or clients, feels vetted and approachable. The author knows how to convince even non-business minded people to try entrepreneurship. Another great element about David Walter’s writing is how raw and honest he is. The author will tell you if an idea is not workable and will even share personal experiences that show where he took the wrong steps and how he corrected that.

The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets is a book for any individual that has a millionaire mindset. By sharing actionable business tips, the author helps readers grow and gain knowledge in different entrepreneurial fronts. Cold calling as the main topic was one of my favorite. The author offers long term solutions for problems that many business minded people struggle with. The major lesson in the book is to start no matter the situation.

With minimal jargon and straight talk, David Walter knows how to get the reader’s attention. The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets will provide you with sales techniques that will ensure you’re successful, not by volume, but by an expertly crafted plan and skillset.

Pages: 150 | ASIN: B07B6FNC4Q

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The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business by [Dr. Srikanth Gaddam]

There are many ways a business venture can go wrong. Starting a business of your own requires much more than an idea and a dream to make it happen. Without thorough plans and the drive to follow through with each and every step, a business is bound for failure. Setting out to head up a successful business requires an entire set of steps many of us may never realize. From making sure you have a product that is both desirable and marketable to ensuring you have room for your business to grow and thrive, there is a lot to consider.

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business, by Dr. Srikanth Gaddam, is a concise handbook that brings together all the tips and reminders any entrepreneur would need. Gaddam answers every possible question one could have when initializing the steps to start a business. The author has gone to great lengths to address the specifics of planning, maintaining motivation, and examining risks. While all of the ins and and outs of starting a business can seem overwhelming, Gaddam has managed to make the steps readable, easily digestible, and tremendously helpful.

I appreciated the overall tone of Gaddam’s book–it’s a wonderfully positive one. Cover to cover, the author breaks down otherwise difficult concepts into segments readers can easily grasp. In addition, the focus on the entrepreneur and his/her role is a significant one. Gaddam succeeds in building up the budding business owner’s self-esteem and, possibly, stands as his/her first cheerleader.

One of the most important and powerful aspects of Gaddam’s writing is the emphasis placed on aligning one’s vision with others involved in the venture to create a truly successful business. I have seen many small businesses go under due to differences between stakeholders–there were just too many minds moving in too many different directions. Gaddam not only emphasizes the importance of a shared vision, he also provides readers with specific instructions and advice on how to do so.

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business is a succinct but powerful guide to building a business and realizing dreams. This book will serve as an important resource for anyone researching ways to build a profitable business from the ground up. I highly recommend this read to anyone still sitting on an idea, wondering if they have what it takes to make it.

Pages: 143 | ASIN: B08XTGMLWT

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A Foundation for Winning

T.W. Lewis
T.W. Lewis Author Interview

Solid Ground provides sound guidance and coaching to help readers be successful in both life and work. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I wrote this book as a roadmap to help you find success, purpose, and happiness. There are many confusing messages being promoted today about achieving success, finding one’s purpose, and finding happiness, and many people are given bad advice through social media’s constant bombardment, campus propaganda, and mainstream media. Trying to sort through your life choices while constantly being reminded to “follow your dreams, do what you love, find your passion, and sell your personal brand” can be pretty intimidating. If you are a person who wants to find success and happiness, who has dreams and ambitions, and the talent to achieve them, but in all the noise and nonsense and clutter of modern life, you’re not quite sure how to get where you want to go, this book is for you.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about success?

The most common misconception is that you have to choose between success and happiness. You can have both, either or neither, because they are unrelated. In my experience, happiness and success are two completely different things. To oversimplify, happiness is the natural result of learning and growing as a person and helping others.

Success is the result of hard work, talent, persistence, and continuous improvement. People are often under the impression that success equates to wealth, but wealth can be measured in many ways. You can be wealthy with money, power, and possessions, or you can be wealthy with family, friends, strong faith, good health, a great reputation, and high self-esteem. Success is the gradual realization of a worthy ideal.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone gave you when you were younger?

Find your talent and focus on that. You will always have time outside of work to pursue your passions. But when you find your talent, you’ve found your sweet spot. There are few things sadder than older men and women who didn’t cultivate their talents and in middle age are filled with regret over things they didn’t do. You don’t want to be fifty years old and stuck in a boring job that doesn’t challenge you or make good use of your talents.

I felt like you provided a lot of pragmatic advice. What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

Your foundation for success must be built on Solid Ground. There are still 5 fundamental requirements for long-term success in your life and your career. These qualities will set the stage for a happy and successful personal life and put you in a position to win in your career, and are: Personal Character, Hard Work, Goal Setting, Helping Others, and Self- Awareness.

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SOLID GROUND shatters the popular myths in today’s culture about how to create a successful life and career. Tom Lewis offers both a road map and a compass for discovering True North. Following these principles will not only put you on SOLID GROUND, it will significantly improve your chances of finding success and happiness.

TOM LEWIS is an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist who overcame career setbacks, tough competition, and a life-threatening illness to reach the pinnacle of success – and more importantly – fulfillment. He shares his journey and his advice in this very personal and profound book.

Ten years from now you will thank yourself for reading this book.
It will change the trajectory of your life.

INTRODUCTION FROM SOLID GROUND:

To be successful in life, I have learned that you have to put first things first, but today’s popular culture has it backwards.

  • You can’t find your passion until you develop your work ethic.
  • You can’t find your purpose until you discover who you are.
  • You can’t find your happiness until you find your talent and help others.
  • You can’t find success until you earn it.

What we need today, probably more than ever, is a return to the fundamentals of building a good life—one that is full of goodness, success, and even happiness. And it’s not really that complicated. SOLID GROUND presents a model for success that has worked for centuries—and it will work today.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort to invest in your future, this book is for you.

All proceeds from SOLID GROUND will be donated to T.W. Lewis Foundation which supports higher education, healthcare, youth character education and children and families in need.

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